Proposed 2021 New York City Fire Code: The Fire Department has posted its Proposed 2021 Fire Code Local Law (with Fire Code amendments shown), completing a three-year Fire Code revision process. Click here for the proposed local law, revised highlight summary, and explanation of final revisions made in response to the June 2021 public forum comments.

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Updated in 2014, the New York City Fire Code is a City law that establishes fire safety requirements for buildings and businesses in New York City.  It applies to all persons and places in New York City.

The Fire Code regulates such matters as emergency preparedness; the prevention and reporting of fires; the manufacture, storage, handling, use and transportation of hazardous materials and combustible materials; the conduct of various businesses and activities that pose fire hazards; and the design, installation, operation and maintenance of the buildings and premises that house such materials, businesses and activities.

Fire Code Chapters 1, 3 and 4 have been revised to reflect the amendments to Sections FC 105.6 and 310 enacted by Local Law No. 187 of 2017, effective April 17, 2018, and Section 105.4 enacted by Local Law No. 195 of 2018 effective June 1, 2019, and Section 406.2.3 enacted by Local Law No. 103 of 2019 effective October 6, 2019.

Chapter 1             

Chapter 2             

Chapter 3             
General Precautions Against Fire

Chapter 4             
Emergency Planning and Preparedness

Chapter 5             
Fire Operations Features

Chapter 6             
Building Services and Systems

Chapter 7             
Fire-Resistance – Rated Construction

Chapter 8             
Interior Furnishings, Decorations and Scenery

Chapter 9             
Fire Protection Systems

Chapter 10           
Means of Egress

Chapter 11            
Aviation Facilities and Operations

Chapter 12           
Dry Cleaning

Chapter 13           
Combustible Dust-Producing Operations

Chapter 14           
Fire Safety During Construction, Alteration & Demolition

Chapter 15           
Flammable Finishes

Chapter 16           
Fruit and Crop Ripening

Chapter 17           
Fumigation and Insecticidal Fogging

Chapter 18           
Semiconductor Fabrication Facilities

Chapter 19           
Lumber Yards and Wood Waste Materials

Chapter 20           
Manufacture of Organic Coatings

Chapter 21           
Industrial Furnaces

Chapter 22           
Motor Fuel – Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages

Chapter 23           
High-Piled Combustible Storage

Chapter 24           
Tents and Other Membrane Structures

Chapter 25           
Tire Rebuilding and Tire Storage

Chapter 26           
Welding and Other Hot Work

Chapter 27            
Hazardous Materials – General Provisions

Chapter 28           

Chapter 29            
Combustible Fibers

Chapter 30            
Compressed Gases

Chapter 31           
Corrosive Materials

Chapter 32           
Cryogenic Fluids

Chapter 33            
Explosives, Fireworks and Special Effects

Chapter 34            
Flammable and Combustible Liquids

Chapter 35            
Flammable Gases

Chapter 36            
Flammable Solids

Chapter 37            
Highly Toxic and Toxic Materials

Chapter 38            
Liquefied Petroleum Gases

Chapter 39            
Organic Peroxides

Chapter 40            
Oxidizers, Oxidizing Gases and Oxidizing Cryogenic Fluids

Chapter 41           
Pyrophoric Materials

Chapter 42            
Pyroxylin Plastics

Chapter 43            
Unstable (Reactive) Materials

Chapter 44            
Water-Reactive Solids and Liquids

Chapter 45            
Referenced Standards

Appendix A            

Appendix B            
Referenced Standard Modifications

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